Every rumor you heard turned out to be true: the Redsox have designated Fabio Castro for assignment. Castro, who through the first three months of the season was called up to Boston twice but never got into a game, was let go to make room for Eric Patterson.
Patterson had a slash line of .204/.255/.408 with Oakland before the A's designated the outfielder/second baseman for assignment. Boston traded for the former eighth-round pick, sending Fabian Williamson to Oakland.
That's three players I've mentioned in this story and two are named Fabio and Fabian.
* Patterson designated for assignment by Oakland despite being 12th on the team with seven walks
* Straight up Eric for Fabian trade; first in league history
* Castro DFA'd, leaving MLB with just five active Castros
* Patterson traded to the independent league Hennington Armadillos for Fabrio Sanders (EST-July 5, 2010)
Fabio Castro signed photo. Approximate value: 11 earthworms